Blood orange & dark chocolate madeleines

French recipes

37 Recipes

Gallic-style recipes from pâtés to ratatouille.

Blood orange & dark chocolate madeleines

0

(0 ratings)

Best enjoyed fresh from the oven, these delicate madeleines dipped in dark chocolate and dusted with blood orange powder make a delectable dessert
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Chinon apple tarts

0

(0 ratings)

These little French tarts are wonderfully buttery and crisp, glazed with a red wine jelly - the perfect end to a special supper for two
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

Summer pistou

5

(9 ratings)

A cross between a soup and a stew, this healthy French dish is packed with vegetables and beans - perfect as a light lunch. If making ahead it will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lighter Cassoulet

5

(2 ratings)

This traditionally rich, slow-cooked, French casserole is made healthier with lean gammon steak and pork shoulder for a hearty, warming meal
  • 5 hours
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Honey-roast confit of duck

4.375

(2 ratings)

This hearty French classic combines meltingly tender meat with crispy skin, and can be made well in advance - perfect for dinner parties
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort

Apricot French toast

4

(2 ratings)

Put a sweet twist on eggy bread with this indulgent brunch-time recipe
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

The ultimate makeover: French onion soup

4

(7 ratings)

Angela Nilsen gives the French classic a makeover, losing the butter and beef stock to make a lighter soup that's still full of flavour
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Three-cheese soufflés

5

(2 ratings)

With a double layer of goat's cheese and a coating of cream, these bistro-style bakes are authentically rich
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Boulangère potatoes

3.883335

(15 ratings)

Lighter and healthier than Dauphinoise and just as impressive, perfect for a cold winter's night
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ultimate French omelette

4.444445

(9 ratings)

The omelette is one of the most fundamental dishes in any cook's arsenal, and this recipe will teach you how to get it right every time
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken liver & pineau pâté

4.727275

(22 ratings)

A rich, sweet pâté recipe using pineau - a sherry-like aperitif - great as a dinner party starter.
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Pear tarte Tatin

4.647725

(22 ratings)

Gordon adds a touch of spice to the ultimate French classic to create the definitive autumn pudding
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

White chocolate crème brûlée

4.71875

(32 ratings)

Serve this super-creamy chocolate dessert on its own, or as part of an 'assiete' of mini chocolate puddings
  • 35 mins
  • More effort

The ultimate makeover: French onion soup

4

(7 ratings)

Angela Nilsen gives the French classic a makeover, losing the butter and beef stock to make a lighter soup that's still full of flavour
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Basic hollandaise

4.19737

(19 ratings)

This sauce, from Gordon Ramsay, takes some time to prepare, but think of it as a workout with a whisk
  • 30 mins
  • A challenge

Lighter crème brûlée

5

(3 ratings)

The secret to this healthier French pud is to make the custard very thick intially as unlike your normal recipe, it's not baked afterwards
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Raymond Blanc's cassoulet

4.8

(5 ratings)

Raymond Blanc's rustic cassoulet is rich and warming – slow cooking at its best
  • 5 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Summer fish stew with rouille

3.911765

(17 ratings)

Conjure up thoughts of Mediterranean holidays with this light but indulgent meal for two
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Fennel Dauphinoise

5

(1 rating)

Potatoes gratin is a French bistro classic and this creamy version for two has mild aniseedy flavour from added fennel
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pages

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.

Magazine

Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.

Events

Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.

On TV

See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at goodfoodchannel.co.uk

Follow us

Join the BBC Good Food community by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google Plus.